Estimated Energy Costs:
The Energy Performance Certificate assessment produces the primary energy use for the building shown as kilowatt hours per square metre (kWh/m2). Primary energy use is a measure of the energy required for lighting, heating and hot water in a property. The calculation includes:
- the efficiency of the property’s heating system
- power station efficiency for electricity
- the energy used to produce the fuel and deliver it to the property
The report will show the average energy costs for the type of property based on standard occupancy levels, it will also show the potential cost savings for the property. It is important to note that these are estimates only and actual usage and savings will vary based on the occupants behaviour.
The estimated energy required for the property is also shown in kWh per year for heating and hot water.